We proudly present the theme and key visual of Hong Kong Pride 2020!
Theme: Here and Proud
Hong Kong should be a liberal and diverse place that belongs to us. All along, the liberty in Hong Kong is renowned for shaping the place into a colourful and vibrant international city with diverse cultures. As such, the development of the equality movement has made LGBT+ into one of the rays of iridescence that Hong Kong, the Oriental Pearl, radiates. The support for equal rights for LGBT+ is ever increasing as the dazzling sight of the rainbow flag can be recently seen waving proudly among at 18 districts. Freedom and diversity are the mutual pride of each and every Hongkonger.
The Hong Kong Pride Parade 2020 hopes that each and every one of you who yearns for freedom and diversity, could support and join our pride parade this year. May freedom and diversity be sustained in our society, may we achieve equality and justice in the future, may each and every of us be Here and Proud.
Key Visual: Rainbow Hot Air Balloon
In 1783, mankind invented the first human carrier that flies--the hot air balloon. The hot air balloon not only allows humans to take flight, it also demonstrates that impossible dreams could become reality as long as we are willing to persevere. Thus, we should let our dreams take flight.
Would a diverse, inclusive, non-discriminative society become the reality? This year will be the 13th year for the Hong Kong Pride Parade to take place. We are thankful and blessed with supporters who are willing to persevere for the dream of making freedom, equality and liberty come true throughout the past 12 years. The key visual this year is the ‘Rainbow Hot Air Balloon’ as it will carry and allow us to have an overview of the different flags for sexual minorities and the past mascots of the Hong Kong Pride Parade along with Lion Rock, the symbol of Hong Kong.
Sky lantern is the embryonic form of hot air balloon, it was used to spread messages to the faraway in the past, and is currently used for praying. May we rise from the Lion Rock in the ‘Rainbow Hot Air Balloon’, longing for freedom, diversity, equality and justice to be shown to everyone.
Dress codeA Touch of Rainbow
Some people are categorized as LGBT+, and at the same time others would fall into the category of non-LGBT+. Our society is accustomed to this dualistic way of understanding the world, and forcibly determines one’s merits through this rough classification. Are there only two colours in our world? The world has always been beautiful, because of its diversity.
Perhaps we may not self identify as transgender, as intersexual, as homosexual, as bisexual…...but haven’t we all experienced criticism due to our supportive attitude towards equality for sexualities? Haven’t we all been distanced due to our unique sexual features? Haven’t we all been uncomfortable to talk about, or had even been sneered at, due to our interests in sexuality? ‘Tongzhi’ are not the only ones facing the difficulty of coming out, in fact, there is a private, undisclosed closet in each of our hearts. Or we could understand it like this: there is a unique streak, a touch of rainbow in each of our hearts.
‘A Touch of Rainbow’ is the dress code for this year’s Hong Kong Pride Parade. You are sincerely invited to unravel the “touch of rainbow” hidden in the closet in your heart, wear it on your sleeves, be proud of your uniqueness, and together we fly towards a more liberal and diverse Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Pride Parade 2020
Date: November 14, 2020 (Saturday)
*In the process to get the Letter of No Objection from HK police
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